Social media is a great way to connect with friends, share your life, and meet new people. It’s used by school programs such as theater, academics, and athletics. Now, woodworking is joining the scene.
Sixth Formers Connor Brala, Bobby Blewett, and Will Springer have created their own personal Instagrams to share their woodworking with the world. These students have been involved in woodworking for their entire high school careers, and they have created tables, coat hangers, and storage boxes. With their exquisite designs, glazes, and paint jobs, not only are these reliable and sturdy hardware, but they also look impressive.
“Woodworking gives me a creative outlet in my busy life outside of school and sports. When I’m in art class, it takes away the stress of everything else in my life.”Bobby Blewett ’20
“Woodworking gives me a creative outlet in my busy life outside of school and sports,” Blewett said. “When I’m in art class, it takes away the stress of everything else in my life. Woodworking, and specifically [Woodworking Teacher] Mr. Ressler, have helped me shape my life dream to create a business from the designs and creations I come up with.”
Springer said, “The art department has helped me find my desired major in industrial design and has made my experience at Haverford memorable.”
“It’s provided me with a lifetime skill and hobby that I see myself doing for the rest of my life,” Brala said.
Springer wants to continue this for the rest of his life and potentially “open up [his] own shop one day or have [his] own line of contemporary furniture.”
You can see all of the art that Haverford’s woodworkers have created by following them on their Instagram pages @b.blewettdesign, @wspringerdesign, and @connorbraladesign.